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Battle Circle by Piers Anthony
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Oct 24, 2011

really liked it
Recommended to Conspiracychic by: friend
Recommended for: post-apocalyptic junkies
Read in January, 2007 — I own a copy

When I began reading the Battle Circle series, I knew not to start off with preconceived notions of a Piers Anthony novel. My introduction to Piers Anthony was through his Xanth series as a pre-teen, but since then I had read bits of his Adept series, Firefly, and even the lesser known Pornucopia. That said, I wasn't expecting the style or tone of his post-apocalyptic Battle Circle books.

The series centers around a formal weaponized ritual duel, whether for honor, for women, or for practice. Anthony writes the martial arts action in the series rather well, casual but filled with tension, not bogged down with so much detail that you have to reread a paragraph to imagine what happened. All-in-all, I'd recommend this book people who enjoy a good post-apocalyptic story and possess a perverse or deviant sense of humor and/or people who don't normally read books. Warning to all those who haven't read a Piers Anthony book outside of Xanth: IT GETS WEIRD.
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